Into Light

Into Light

| 19 min

When a child reveals who they truly are on the inside, how does a parent set aside their own expectations to help them become their most authentic self? Sheona McDonald’s documentary captures a season of change as a mother and child navigate the complexities of gender identity together.

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  • director
    Sheona McDonald
  • writer
    Sheona McDonald
  • producer
    Teri Snelgrove
  • director of photography
    Simon Schneider
  • editor
    Jocelyne Chaput
  • sound designer
    Eva Madden
  • sound recordist
    Justan Ross
  • assistant camera
    Allister McCreadie
  • re-recording mixer
    May Guimaraes
  • colourist
    David Tomiak
  • titles graphics VFX
    Brendan Cave
  • location scout
    Jennifer Walden
  • production assistant
    Jiah Dzentu
  • marketing manager
    Kay Rondonneau
  • publicity
    Katja De Bock
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production coordinator
    Nicolas Ayerbe Barona
    Nathan Conchie
  • line producer
    Jennifer Roworth
  • studio administrator
    Carla Jones
  • executive producer
    Shirley Vercruysse

  • Michelle

    I have to applaud this mother. As a transwoman I wish my mother had been this accepting. She ruined our relationship by trying to shame me into compliance. This mother proved that she held her child's well being above her own ego and perceptions. Many a parent could learn alot from this video.

    Michelle, 21 Nov 2021
  • None

    So well done. I'm so happy for them both and impressed with their attitudes & their relationship with each other. So nice that there is trust between them that they can be honest with each other.

    None, 17 Nov 2021